Anna Holthaus holds a Masters degree in Governing Sustainability from the City University of Applied Sciences in Bremen, Germany, and a Bachelor in Environmental Sciences from Leuphana University, Lüneburg. In her master thesis she analyzed the relevance and integration of gender issues in the german degrowth movement.
Since February 2018, Anna is the (part-time) project coordinator at MSP Institute, leading the  work on gender & chemicals. We are collaborating on various projects relating to gender and to sustainable chemistry issues. 
Anna was a Board Member of Young Friends of the Earth Germany from 2012-2014, the youth representative on the scientific advisory board of Friends of the Earth Germany from 2014-2016 and co-founder of “GeNaWerk” – a young network for gender and sustainability.
Her email is anna.holthaus(at)

Celia Schmidt studied in Munich, Lima and Leipzig (B.A. tourism economics, M.A. ethnology), and completed a post graduate programme at the Seminar for Rural Development (SLE) in Berlin. She has been supporting some of the work on  the “Klima-KomPakt” project, part of the German National Climate Initiative.
Celia has been working on a range of development projects on climate, sustainable tourism, and urban agriculture issues in Latin America and Africa, and has several years of experience working as a trainer, process coach and designing and conducting workshops.
Her email is